Despite a sexual assault allegation this past January, Aziz Ansari now seems to be having better luck in the romance department. He’s been spotted with a Danish beauty, and rumors say things are heating up between them.
Who is this woman and is she actually Ansari’s girlfriend? Find out all the details right here.
Aziz Ansari’s current girlfriend
Ansari has been linked to Ph.D. student, Serena Skov Campbell for the past year, after being photographed together at the U.S. Open tennis championships. Then, last month when Ansari performed at the Radio City Music Hall, his comedy routine included information about his current relationship with Skov Campbell.
During the show, Ansari admitted things were getting serious between the couple. He said he’d taken his girlfriend on a trip to India, to visit his grandmother, and that he’s even considering marriage.
Ansari also reported that they often face racist criticism when they’re out together. According to an audience member at the show, this is the story Ansari told, “He and Serena were walking in the West Village when a guy told her, ‘You must get a lot of free taxi rides,’ Serena said, ‘I pay half my share!’ But Aziz told her, ‘You missed the point, he was being racist!’ and she joked, ‘Well then, he should have said, ‘I bet you get a lot of free medical checkups!’ Aziz thought it was sweet that she tried to defend them.”
If it seems like Skov Campbell’s response paints her as a bit of a ditzy girl, think again.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Skov Campbell is a researcher and a plasmonics Ph.D. student at King’s College in London. Her main area of research is manufacturing and characterizing a new hyperbolic metamaterial.
She’s also a self-described “Space Cadet.” This most likely refers to her interest in the study of outer space. Her profile mentions that she is a mentor at Twinkle ORBYT, which is “a small, low-cost mission that will use spectroscopy to decode the light from hundreds of extrasolar planets and solar systems objects.”
Before his current relationship, Ansari was linked to pastry chef, Courtney McBroom for two years. The couple split at the beginning of 2016 but lived together for some time in Los Angeles.
Ansari told Billboard in 2014, “I met her years ago when she was seeing someone. I thought she was really cool. Then I ran into her randomly and she was single.”
Ansari is a self described “foodie,” and since McBroom worked in the culinary industry, he described their relationship using food. “I’ve kind of settled down,” Ansari said. “I was the guy eating Skittles and having lots of fun, and then I was like, ‘I need a nice nutritious salad’ -she’s the salad.”
Looking back, we can see why the couple split. Who wants to be described as a salad?
Heartbreak for Aziz Ansari
The comedian was also briefly linked to actress, Jennifer Lawrence. Although, it seems their relationship never really took off. They spent Valentine’s Day together in 2016, after Ansari’s breakup with McBroom, but the event was described as “not a date.”
In fact, if the rumors are true, Ansari may have wanted to take things further, but Lawrence put him in the “friend zone.”
According to OK! magazine, an insider said Ansari was “pining” for Lawrence, but she didn’t feel the same way. A source said that Ansari “started behaving more like a boyfriend than a buddy, with flirtatious calls and texts.” Lawrence realized she had to put an end to it, so she reportedly told Ansari that she didn’t have feelings toward him. “She didn’t feel good about hurting Aziz’s feelings,” the source said.
Luckily for Ansari, things really seem to be turning around for him. According to his audience at the Radio City Music Hall, Ansari is really happy about where his life is now. He said, “his whole outlook on life has changed.”